The College of Law’s Center for Public Interest Law will bring together prominent historical and present voices to discuss race in Chicago on February 29 and March 1. With recent studies showing Chicago as one of the most segregated cities in our nation, the goal of the symposium is to promote awareness about Chicago’s history and current conditions with regard to people of color, especially in the areas of housing, education, and incarceration.
The conference will begin with a keynote discussion on February 29, 2012 at Holland & Knight, 131 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL. The discussion will feature Dr. Timuel Black, Virginia Martinez, and Adam Green, and will lay the historical framework for the remainder of the symposium. Those interested in attending the keynote discussion must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to gain entry to Holland & Knight. Appetizers and drinks will be served. 1.5 CLE credits will be offered for the keynote discussion.
The symposium will continue on March 1, 2012 at DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005, with three panel discussions, each focusing on the discreet issues of race and housing, education, and incarceration. The overarching tie between these conversations will be the importance of human rights, and how advocates can approach race issues from a human rights perspective. Moreover, not only will each panel offer action and volunteer opportunities, but the March 1 program will also include tabling with community organizers and prominent organizations fighting for racial justice in Chicago. Breakfast and lunch will be served on March 1, so please RSVP to email@example.com. 4 CLE credits will be available for the March 1 portion of the program.
Click here to download a flyer listing the dates, times, and panelists. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.